On Thursday Etibar Mammadov, the leader of the Azerbaijan National Independence Party (ANIP), met with Amy Sultz, the Director of the U.S. National Democratic Institute (NDI), Trend reports quoting Ayaz Rustamov, the acting chair of ANIP.
The sides discussed perspectives of the relations between ANIP and NDI. Shultz showed interest in the interparty situation related to the documents, represented to the Justice Ministry after the congress, Rustamov underlined. She mentioned necessity of ANIPs participation in the workshops, which will be held between the groups at the initiative of NDI soon.
Mammadov answered the questions by Shultz on preparation of the party for the by-elections to parliament to be held on 13 May 2006. Besides Mamamdov, attending the event were Ayaz Rustamov, the acting chair of ANIP, Rashad Bayramov, the secretary of ANIP on organization issues, and Ali Orujev, the head of the press service.